How the Semantic Web Will Change Information Management: Three Predictions By Silver Oliver
A lot has been written about what the Semantic Web is, but little has been said about the impact it will have. After a brief recap on what the Semantic Web is all about, I will discuss three effects that it will have on the information management.
I am particularly in debt to the work of Chris Sizemore, Michael Smethurst and Tom Coates, who have inspired and informed my interest in this topic.
The Semantic what?
The goal of the Semantic Web is to enable people to share structured data on the Web as easily as they can share documents today.
‘The current Web is a Web of documents where documents (Web pages) are connected by embedded Hyperlinks (links). Thus when you click on one document, the result is a single step Web transversal to another document. This widely understood, and accepted, Web interaction pattern is facilitated by a resource locater called a Uniform Resource Locater (URL) and a messaging protocol known as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).’
Deploying Linked Data
We all know how successful this has been as a model because of its openness and simplicity. The Semantic Web builds on the things that made this model successful for publishing documents, but instead uses it for the publishing of structured data.
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